1.    07 Jun 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 Set screen timeout shorter than 1 minute


    I've been searching for quite some time, but I seem to want the exact opposite to most people. I want to have a way to set my screen timeout shorter than 1 minute. It seems like by default I can't actually make it shorter than that time. Does anyone know of a method?
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  2.    07 Jun 2017 #2
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    How about a hot key? I've one on my keyboard already (laptop).

    Otherwise you might be able to do it by writing a script in Autohotkey, for example- just not quite sure what you'd test for. Key press? Mouse movement?
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  3.    07 Jun 2017 #3
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    Sorry I should have mentioned it will be on a touch device, so no mouse or keyboard. I'll look into a script that gets reset after receiving input or something like that. But if there is a cleaner option i'd like that.
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  4.    07 Jun 2017 #4
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    Don't know how that fits into a touch environment.. assuming it does what you want. Not tried that function.
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  5.    08 Jun 2017 #5
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    I ended up finding the solution in the tutorials section: Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10

    Option 4: powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>

    That, and a setting under Settings>Accounts>Sign-in options| Require sign-in has the functionality that I was looking for.

    Thanks for the help guys.
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